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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Japanese Proverb: Three Heads Are Better Than One

Today’s Topic: 諺 / ことわざ / Proverb Kanji: 三人寄れば文殊の知恵 Kana: さんにんよればもんじゅのちえ Translation: Three heads are better than one.

Japanese Proverb: Don’t let jealousy get the best of you.

Today’s Topic: 諺 / ことわざ / Proverb Kanji: 焼き餅焼くとて手を焼くな Kana: やきもちやくとててをやくな Translation: Don't let jealousy get the best of you.

Japanese Proverb: Head cool, feet warm, stomach 80%

Today’s Topic: 諺 / ことわざ / Proverb Kanji: 頭寒足熱腹八合 Kana: ずかんそくねつはらはちごう Translation: Head cool, feet warm, stomach 80%.

Japanese Proverb: The face becomes a mirror of the soul

Today's Proverb: The face becomes a mirror of the soul.

Japanese Proverb: The samurai’s toothpick

Hello everyone. My name is Greg Beck and this year I'll be writing a monthly Nihongo no Benkyou column focused on Japanese proverbs and idioms. This column will run on the second Monday of each month. Today's Topic: The Japanese proverb "The samurai's toothpick".

Japanese Proverb: Birth is much, but breeding is more

Today's Topic: The Japanese proverb "Birth is much, but breeding is more."

Japanese Proverb: Still waters run deep

Today's Proverb: The deeper the water, the quieter. (Or, "Still waters run deep.")

Japanese Proverb: Rust comes from within

Today's Proverb: "Rust comes from within."

Japanese Proverb: The hectic bird’s search for dinner

Today's Topic: The Japanese Proverb "The hectic bird's search for dinner."

Japanese Proverb: A monkey in a top-hat

Today's Topic: The Japanese proverb "A monkey in a top-hat."